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Monday, August 25, 2008
Pattern Review - McCalls 5273
Here is another review on a pant pattern but this time a different silhouette. Meet Jilly - here she is wearing her fab new skinny leg pants - made using pattern McCalls 5273 - View B . Jilly actually fell in love with Tessuti's Cotton/Polyamide/Metal/Elastane 'Wasson Grey' when it arrived in the store and knew that it needed to be made up into this style. They turned out so well, don't you think? And I really love the edgy iridescent look to this fabric.
Were there any alterations to the pattern? Of course there were! You would definitely need to alter a pattern, such as this one ,to get the fit just right for your shape.
Jilly cut out the size 10 - it was perfect on her hips (37")and high hip (32.5") but took in the side leg quite a bit , as she wanted them very slim. Jilly also lowered the crotch point (at the inside leg) at front and back by 1-1.5cm to add more length to the overall depth to the seat of the pants.
Jilly actually has very long legs but the finished length of this pant pattern (125cm) were super long - she shortened them by 10cm - she still wanted them to sit slightly bunched up at the hem (like in the image above - from Alexander Wang's collection - Fall 2008).
Well, overall I think these pants were well worth the fiddle, because they look fabulous!